1375.000 Thalia L.

Andersson, (1981) Nordic. J. Bot. 1 48-56

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, aquatic, coarse, upright, often dying back to rhizome in winter; stems unbranched below inflorescence. Leaves few, all basal, or rarely single cauline leaf; sheath not auriculate, spongy, containing prominent air spaces; petiole; lamina ovate to elliptic, thin but stiff. Inflorescence paniculate, branched, branches short and upright, usually arching; rhachis internodes conspicuously zigzagged; bracts deciduous, falling with flower if fruit not set, each bract subtending 1 flower pair, herbaceous to leathery. Flowers pale to dark purple; sepals persistent in fruit, membranous; corolla lobes unequal. Fruit capsules, nut-like, 1-seeded, glabrous, exocarp membranous, pericarp thin, indehiscent. Seeds dark brown, nearly globose, smooth; aril reduced at base.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical America with one (T. geniculata) extending to tropical Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Thalia geniculata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
geniculata L.B,N,CLp,Lk,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Thalia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Thalia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thalia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Thalia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thalia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thalia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Thalia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Thalia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2083, retrieved 5 August 2020

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